New Chief Operating Officer appointed

Gary Burklund and Dr. Salman

Gary Burklund (left) and Dr. Ghassan Salman (right)

Gary Burklund has been named Chief Operating Officer of The Austin Diagnostic Clinic.

The announcement was made Friday by Dr. Ghassan Salman, Chief Executive Officer.

“Mr. Burklund brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about multispecialty clinic operations to our executive team,” said Dr. Salman. “Mr. Burklund is committed to our vision of compassionate care and excellent service.”

As Chief Operating Officer, Burklund is responsible for directing the clinic’s commitment to quality care and customer service. He oversees 21 medical and surgical specialties at more than nine locations throughout Austin and Central Texas.

“It’s an honor to be named Chief Operating Officer,” said Burklund. “I look forward to working with the Board, Executive Team, our physicians and staff as we continue to grow our clinic to meet the needs of our patients now and in the future by making the patient our first priority.”

Burklund has served as Operations Manager, Administrative Director and was then promoted to Administrator in 1999. Before joining ADC, Burklund served as administrator for a local orthopedic physician group.

After moving to ADC in 1992, he successfully managed multiple medical sections in both primary and specialty care delivery. He also helped ADC expand ancillary services.

Burklund earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin. His professional affiliations include membership in the American Medical Group Association.